illustration of a finch on a branch
New Hampshire approved stamp art

Illustrators: Arthur and Alan Singer

The Purple Finch has been the state bird of New Hampshire since 1957. It shows its brightest colors during the summer season. The Purple Finch eats mainly seeds of coniferous trees, elms, tulip poplars, and maples. It also eats berries and fruit, including cherries and crabapples.

Courtesy United States Postal Service, Postmaster General's Collection